Making sense of it all

  • 1999-03-04
  • Rebecca Santana
Rebecca Santana walks readers through Estonia's complex election process.Warning: Before reading this article, please take out a calculator and a pencil to take notes. The Estonian parliamentary elections slated for March 7 are complicated, and although the system borrows elements from other countries, it is uniquely Estonian. Estonia uses a proportional election system, meaning it is based on parties and not individuals, but it was also designed to allow people to choose individual candidates for Parliament. The country is divided into 11 electoral districts. From these, 101 members of Pa...
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